I remember when I was in high school I had access to three darkrooms, of which one was in the basement of the house I grew up in. My brother built it. Back then it was black and white 35mm film and our cameras had names like K1000 or AE-1.
Learning when you only have 36 exposures (unless you loaded your own film), every shot was done carefully. Anything could happen. You got that great shot, then mixed the chemicals wrong, or let it develop too long (or not long enough!), and your prized photo is mush, or worse a stripped clean negative. Oh, those were the days!
Now, thanks to computers one can shoot till the batteries run out, or the memory card fills up, whichever comes first.
I am currently shooting with a older point n shoot, Canon S95, with an underwater housing, a diopter (that seems to keep getting lost! ugh!) and a wide angle lens. But there is more to shooting than just grabbing a camera and pointing it at a subject. Composition! Composition! Composition! Rule of thirds! F stops, shutter speeds, and shooting though water that is 800 times thicker than air adds to the fun.
I do shoot on land, and love shooting animals and plants. Do you have a need for some quality photography? I just may be your person! Drop me a line and let’s chat!